Article #3: The Doctrine of the Memory of Cells by Stanley Bass
Man is constructed basically from the food and liquids which enter his body. When food is eaten, a profound effect is exerted upon the consumer in both the feeling and thinking nature, depending upon whether the origin of the food is from the vegetable or animal kingdom. The vegetable food induces a state of tranquility and inner peace in both feeling and thought with a disinclination to violence to either man or any living creature. The animal food induces a state of volatility and restlessness in the feeling, passional and mental nature with an inclination to anger and violence. The manifestation of these characteristics have their origin in two sources. First, from the intrinsic nature of the food itself.
For example, if the person eats flesh, the feelings and emotions such as fear and terror which the animal experienced before it was slaughtered are transported along with its tissues to the consumer. Then again, according to many religions, the passion-exciting qualities associated with all animal products are said to reside in its blood. Also, we have here a protein which was once alive, but is now dead and filled with the products of decomposition, bacteria and added chemicals, etc. The tendencies produced by this are sluggishness, torpor and inertia. All of this adds up to an assortment of disquieting characteristics of mental, feeling and emotional stuff which is ingested along with the flesh which is consumed. The same corresponding interaction applies to all other food which is eaten. Any inorganic minerals, chemicals or preservatives which are added from the mineral kingdom are not directly usable by the body unless they have first been incorporated into the vegetable kingdom. Their presence in this inorganic form acts as an irritant to the body which manifests as thoughts and feelings of irritability, hyperactivity, restlessness, sensitivity and feelings of insecurity.
The second source of origin of some mental and emotional tendencies relates to our state of mind when we eat. In some strange and as yet inexplicable manner, the thoughts and feelings we have at the moment we are eating enter and combine with the food. They are transported along with the food and are incorporated into the formation and fixation of the cells which are constantly being synthesized in all parts of the body. There they remain captive to exert either subconscious or conscious thought, feeling and behavior tendencies in the individual.
Now, when a person decides to undergo a process of detoxication, either by losing weight through restricting the food intake, or by upgrading the quality of food consumed, a very interesting process occurs. When the body intelligence sees that a higher quality of foods is coming in that is superior to the material that its tissues are made of, it immediately begins to disintegrate and eliminate its inferior tissues to make room for this better material in a new tissue formation. As these cells are dissolved, the memories, feelings and thought tendencies which were originally associated with the formation of these cells are released into the bloodstream. Therein, they circulate throughout the body and eventually are transported into the brain. When they enter the brain, there is a retracing of these memories and thoughts as the individual once again becomes conscious of them. A catharsis or washing out of these thoughts and feelings occurs and their hold upon the individual is broken from the subconscious fabric. A feeling of lightness, liberation and freedom from bondage is experienced and with it comes a feeling of release that one feels when a phase of life is completely finished with.
It takes 7 years to change and completely replace every cell of the body. When we detoxicate the body through fasting, for example, as cells which are 6 to 7 years old are disintegrated, we once again experience memories that existed at that time, but have since been forgotten. As old fluids in the lymph spaces are discarded, their associated memories go with them. If a person hasn't eaten chocolate for say 20 years, but the chocolate has been retained in lymph spaces or fat cells, the taste and smell of the chocolate will leave the body and become evident to the individual and outsiders associated with the person—both will smell the chocolate. The memories associated with the time it was consumed will flash back into the person's consciousness.
Strange as this theory may sound, I have noticed the truth associated with it in my own life for more than 25 years and in the lives of hundreds of others who were puzzled about the buried subconscious memories which became released when they purified their bodies and bloodstreams.
The moral of this story is that it should teach us that: (a) there is more to food than just the chemistry of it (proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, etc.); (b) the feelings, emotions, thoughts and character of an individual are in some subtle manner closely associated to the quality of the food we eat. It makes one think about the character of the person who will be permitted to prepare the food of the household; and (c) it is important that the element of time be considered in the changeover of an individual from a lower to a higher quality of dietary. As the body changes, so will the quality of the feelings, emotions, thoughts and goals change. The process is subtle and takes time. With change of blood and tissue chemistry comes change of character. Herein is the true alchemy of the "philosopher's stone," the changing of base metal into gold, so eagerly sought by the medieval alchemists. It behooves us all to become modern alchemists by learning to transmute the best food of nature into the best character-material which is possible, which without fail will lead us to the highest happiness which is possible.
Excerpted from Overcoming Compulsive Habits
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